And the Goblins Will Get Ya If You Don’t Watch Out!

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“Look, he’s crawling up my wall
Black and hairy, very small
Now he’s up above my head
Hanging by a little thread”

-Boris the Spider, The Who

Plentiful candy, creepy baked goods and uncontrollable sugar highs – isn’t that what Halloween is all about? Around our house, we like to make our treats as holiday themed out as possible (like these gruesome Witch Finger cookies.) This year, we’ve added Spider Web cookies, Zombie cupcakes and Nutter Butter Ghosts to our “Graveyard of Goodies.”

Our Zombie Cupcakes were so much fun to make! We purchased everything we needed at our local Family Dollar store. We used Whoppers for the eyes, candy corn for the noses/teeth, Rips for the tongues and hair (you could also use fruit roll ups) and gummy worms for the flesh eating maggots. Who wouldn’t love to munch down on one of these after a long night of trick or treating?

Not so hot in the creative department? Try these Nutter Butter Ghosts. All you have to do is take store bought Nutter Butter cookies, dip them in melted almond bark, place on a face with whatever is handy and let cool on wax paper. Voila…everyone will rave over your ten minute creation.

And while you have your melted almond bark out, how about trying these Spider Web chocolate cookies? After your cookies have cooled, put the melted bark in a baggy and cut off a small piece of the corner. With it, draw on a spider web shape and then sprinkle with decorative white sugar. Just for added aesthetics, I baked mine on sucker sticks, wrapped them in plastic and attached a plastic spider ring to the front. Whether you are drawing orange jack-o-lantern faces or ghostly ghouls, dark cookies are always fun to decorate at Halloween. If you need one, here is a recipe that I always use.

: Double-Rich Chocolate Cookies:

  • 2 1/2 c. Flour
  • 1 t. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 t. Salt
  • 1/2 c. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 c. Brown Sugar, packed
  • 3/4 c. Sugar
  • 1 c. Salted Butter, softened
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 t. Vanilla
  • 2 c. Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven 300 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, salt and cocoa powder. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl blend sugars with a mixer at medium speed. Add butter and beat to form a grainy paste. Scrape down sides of bowl, then add eggs and vanilla. Beat at a medium speed until fully combined.
  4. Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips, and blend at low speed just until combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased (spray with non-stick spray) cookie sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Immediately transfer cookies with a spatula to a cooling rack.

I prefer to use organic ingredients. You can also add different flavors or white chocolate chips for variation. I’ve also used different extracts, such as almond, for part of the vanilla.

“When the night is dark and scary
when the moon is full
and the creatures are a flying
and the wind goes WOOOOOO,
you better mind your parents and your teachers fond and dear,
and cherish them that loves ya and dry the orphans tears
and help the poor and needy ones that cluster all about
or the goblins will get ya if ya don’t watch out!”
– James Whitcomb Riley

Happy Halloween!

(BOO!)

Honest Blogger Found Here: Gift card and decorations were provided as a gift by Family Dollar. As always, 100% my words and opinions.

2 Responses to And the Goblins Will Get Ya If You Don’t Watch Out!
  1. chocolate cupcake recipe
    December 31, 2011 | 4:37 PM

    hmmmI’m beginning to get hungry

  2. Syd Goatcabin
    May 12, 2013 | 11:44 AM

    Used to sing that song in music class in 4th grade (’66); sounded especially creepy on the teacher’s old upright piano. LOVED IT!

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